Artie Burns
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Artie Burns

Cornerback
Miami (FL)
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 193
  • 40-Yard: 4.48
  • Arm: 33 ¼
  • Hand: 9 ½

Strong Points

Height, long arms, exceptional body control, good speed with quick feet and loose hips. Strong jam, turn and run, man and zone coverage, ball skills and hands. Willing run-support player with good tackling ability.

Weak Points

Not a burner, needs to add some bulk and strength. Can get loose in coverage at times. Can freelance and play his own game.

The Way We See It

Burns is a junior coming out and has all the natural tools to be a good corner in the NFL. The only thing he lacks is elite speed. While he was a top hurdler in high school, he is not a burner. Will probably run in the high 4.4s. He has a strong jam and can mirror receivers in press coverage. Keeps good position in zone and he has excellent hands and ball skills. Can have a tendency to freelance and play his own game. He reacts quickly to the run and is willing to come up and make plays. Good tackler but needs to add some bulk and strength to be more effective at the next level. Where he gets drafted will be determined by how well he times in the 40, but he will still be one of the first corners drafted assuming his character checks out.